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Here is why iBooks 2 textbooks will be $15 apiece

0. phoneArena 20 Jan 2012, 03:40 posted on

Terry McGraw, CEO of McGraw-Hill explains why iBooks 2 textbooks will cost $15 each even though traditional ones cost about $75 apiece. His explanations is pretty simple...

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posted on 20 Jan 2012, 06:33 2

1. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


"publishers should be able to make that difference up by saving on printing costs and shipping"

Yet another step towards doing away with the need for human resources. I'm not against this type of technological advancement but damn people are losing jobs. I may push my son into computer programming so he has a way better chance to succeed in the next 12 years.

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 08:24 2

2. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


yea technology kills jobs.... but it didn't save Jobs.

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 09:21 1

3. random1204 (Posts: 27; Member since: 26 May 2010)


I see what you did there ;)

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 09:40 1

4. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


That's deep s**t right there man.

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 10:37 1

5. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats because the man behind the technology refused to get behind the technology that could have saved him.

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 12:27

6. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


*contemplates life for 3 days straight*

posted on 21 Jan 2012, 12:21

7. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


nice one. Although you could have said it simpler with, "technology kills jobs...even Steve Jobs."

posted on 21 Jan 2012, 15:25

8. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


Funny thing is I was reading another artical on this and schools don't pay as much on each text book as Apple claims they do. The really funny thing about the Apple book thing is that if you want it published on their store you can't have it published any other place. I can see the DOJ stepping into this and charging them with something.

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